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RELEASE: Takers of Light by Daniel Loubier

Phrenic Press is pleased to announce its latest release

Takers of Light

Daniel Loubier

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A long time ago, there was a race of beings that lived in the streets and the shadowy places below them; they were driven underground by those of the light. This subterranean race is now known as The Dark Dwellers…

To Tarnen, a young Dark Dweller, the world above is an unknown place. He’s spent his entire life below the surface in the dim sewers with Mother and Father, surviving on the meat and bones of small creatures and scurrying bent forward through the tunnels that are his home. 

When Tarnen learns of another world, one full of light and people that walk upright, his curiosity gets the better of him and he must see it for himself. Disobeying Mother, Tarnen climbs a ladder toward the brightness from above and meets Sarah, a young girl who has recently moved to the city. Only able to see her through a sewer grate, Tarnen quickly becomes infatuated and wishes to visit her world – the world of light. He wants nothing more than to see her world as she sees it, to no longer be confined underground; to stand next to Sarah and feel the warmth of the sun.

Is Tarnen’s eagerness to be near Sarah enough to goad him into entering her world? Or will his parents’ warnings about the evils of Man – those who forced his race into a life of hardship – be enough to keep him from leaving the security of his world below and enter that of The Takers of Light?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR — Daniel lives on the Connecticut shore with his wife, two sons and enormous movie collection. With zero aptitude for creating films, he decided to put his stories on paper (and digital ink). Since his debut novel, Dead Summit, Daniel has written about ghosts, zombies, The Exorcist, mutants, Santa Claus, evil clowns, gnombies (zombified garden gnomes) and demons. Yes, DEMONS! Find out more about Daniel at www.danloubier.com and on Facebook.

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RELEASE: Mill’s Woods by KL Dantes

Phrenic Press is pleased to announce its latest release

Mill’s Woods

KL Dantes

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Over the course of two months, sixteen people have gone missing in a seemingly idyllic town near Mill’s Woods. There’s been no sign of foul play leaving Sheriff Trevor Rost at a loss for an explanation, they’ve simply disappeared…

Local resident, Murphy Lakes, thinks he’s found a connection between the odd occurrences. When he, his girlfriend – Trevor’s former love interest – and the sheriff investigate his suspicions, no one could have guessed at the the blood-thirsty horror hidden in Mill’s Woods!

Mill’s Woods is available exclusively for purchase or borrow on Amazon at:

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR — KL Dantes realized she couldn’t be Batman so she started writing. She has now published over 30 short stories in various genres. She lives in southern Wisconsin.

 

RELEASE: A Feast of Sorrows by Thaxson Patterson II

Phrenic Press is pleased to announce its latest release

A Feast of Sorrows

Thaxson Patterson II

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While planning the celebration of her twenty-third birthday, Keisa Williams is kidnapped by The Presenter, a sensationalized serial killer who leaves his victims wrapped perfectly like gifts outside their homes.

Keisa is taken into the terrifying darkness of a wildlife preserve and left dangling from a tree branch as a pack of hungry wolves howl and collect beneath her. She is given two choices—do nothing and die, or fight and survive the night. The reward for her survival? The Presenter will gift her something special.

To survive the night and overcome her terror, Keisa must face her inner demons, the savagery of nature, the cruelty of man, and the frightening realization that there are even worse things in the world than serial killers…

A Feast of Sorrows is available exclusively for purchase or borrow on Amazon at:

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ThaxsonPatterson.JPGABOUT THE AUTHOR — Thaxson Patterson II is a 30 something, African American writer, living in Denver, Colorado. His lifelong reading, collecting, and obsession with a variety of literary genres including Dean Koontz mysteries, and the heroic myths from antiquity fueled his passion for writing.

His short story “Life Under Research Conditions” was published in the anthology The Toll of Another Bell by Xchyler Publishing in January of 2015. “The Gunslinger with No Hands”, was published in August 2015 in Bardic Tales and Sage Advice Volume VII.

RELEASE: The Remington by Alex Woolf

Phrenic Press is pleased to announce the release of its latest offering…

The Remington

Alex Woolf

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Howard Protheroe leads the dullest existence imaginable. Literally nothing ever happens to him. Then one day, his life changes when he meets fun-loving, talkative Evie Nickelbite. Howard and Evie feel an instant connection. But something doesn’t seem quite right. It’s almost as if their lives are being controlled by an outside force.

At around the same time, in an apparently unrelated incident, would-be writer George W. Durant decides to purchase a typewriter, an 1878 Remington.

As Howard and Evie’s lives become increasingly action-packed and fraught with danger, they start to feel like characters in badly written novel. What is going on, and what does it have to do with George’s Remington?

By turns surreal, funny and romantic, The Remington navigates the mysterious terrain between the worlds of fiction and real life and asks if love can ever bridge the divide.

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About Alex Woolf…

ALEX_WOOLFAlex Woolf is the author of 16 commercially published novels aimed at young and YA readers. They include Soul Shadows, a novel about shadows that come to life, shortlisted for the 2014 Red Book Award, and Aldo Moon, about a teenage Victorian ghost-hunter. He has also had numerous adult stories and novellas published by Sirens Call Publications, Strange Circle, and Vagabondage Press.

RELEASE: Marrow by Jon Olson

Phrenic Press is pleased to announce the release of its latest short, this time from author Jon Olson —

 

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There’s a reason no one ever harvested the trees off logging road number 17.

For generations, a creature has hidden deep in the woods of Nova Scotia. Those who knew of its legend feared it, and prayed it would never see the light of day. Ignoring the warnings, Tony Barrymore – of Triple L Lumber Company – cut deeper into the forest than any man should. The price? Unearthing a terror he couldn’t have imagined even if all the stories were true…

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About Jon Olson…

Jon Olson is a Security Checkpoint Coordinator at the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport. As an author of horror and dark fiction, Jon also has a passion for science fiction and comic books. A proud member of Pen of the Damned and the Horror Writers Association, he resides in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia with his wife, their daughter and three cats.

Twitter: @jonolsonauthor

Blog: http://www.jonolsonauthor.com

#FREE!!! All Phrenic Press Titles from June 25th to June 29th!

Phrenic Press is offering its entire library for #FREE June 25th to June 29th!

Wondering what those titles are? Here they are:

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All men are created equal, or so it is said…

In a Mental Asylum that has earned infamy for its successful governing of patients suffering from a Messiah Complex, what happens when a ward of twenty-one prophets is introduced to a twenty-second? How do prophets worship what they believe to be a Messiah in their midst? Do they treat him with distance, trepidation, reverence, or perhaps adoration? Or do the men who speak directly to their own gods want more than a life of confinement as a reward for their blessing?

Is it not also said, “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me, and I in him.”

Amazon link: http://mybook.to/NotAnotherMessiah

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John Evers had been propelled to fame through his legendary photographic exhibits in the posh galleries of New York City.

Moving himself and his wife to England for professional reasons, John now finds his personal success fleeting. In order to recapture his fame, he takes a gamble on a single lot being auctioned off rather dubiously. As fortune would have it, John is lucky enough to gain possession of the lot he is seeking: LOT 466-8 CAMERA AND UNDEVELOPED FILM FROM THE ESTATE OF ALEISTER CROWLEY.

John can’t believe his luck at acquiring undeveloped rolls of film once belonging to Aleister Crowley, one of England’s most famed Satanists. Believing this good fortune to be his salvation, John unknowingly releases an evil from beyond the grave that will not rest until it ravages both his mind and his body.

Will John and his wife discover a way out of their personal torment before it’s too late? Or will their life become another collection of ‘Snapshots of Hell’?

Amazon link: http://mybook.to/SnapshotsofHell

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TheDeadOfPenderghastManor_JulianneSnow_FinalCoverWhat would you do if you knew the Dead could talk?

For Chester Penderghast, it’s not the easiest of questions to answer…

Ensconced in the basement of his family’s mortuary business is the last place he wants to be, but when the conversation starts flowing, Chester’s the only living person who can hear it. What do the Dead want, and why is he the only one who can hear them?

This is not your average zombie tale—the Dead don’t want to eat your brains, but they will chew your ear off!

Amazon link: http://mybook.to/TheDeadofPenderghastManor

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TheWeightOfTheOcean_PaulFeeney_FrontCover_FinalCasual conversations, playful moments, two friends bonding over things that mean nothing, until one day they mean everything…

Paul has a love for the ocean, but has never had the will to learn to swim. Jess draws him to the water, helping him overcome his fear. In the rocky brine, Paul finds more than courage; he finds love in its truest form: Jess. But the scars she carries hidden deep within won’t allow her to love. After a beautiful but short lived courtship, she ends their relationship.

The Weight of the Ocean, much like the pain she hides, is simply too much to bear.

Amazon link: http://mybook.to/WeightoftheOcean

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ThePossessionOfNinaGrey_MayNardBlackoakLove is an obsession; possession it’s one true desire. If you found your lover to be unfaithful, what would you do? Would you seek revenge? Perhaps confront them reasonably to discuss the truth behind such infidelity? Or would you take matters into your own hands… or in Nina’s case, your own mind?

Where the heart beats the strongest, the psyche sometimes slips into abysmal madness prompting one to perform heinous, unthinkable acts. What drives Nina that one step too far? Perhaps the answer lies in the shadows that lurk between genuine adoration and insane jealousy – the grey areas.

Not all cheeks can be turned the other way, and not all truths are what they seem.

Amazon link: http://mybook.to/PossessionofNinaGrey

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PhrenicPress_BentMetal_NinaDArcangela_CoverWhere does reality end and dreamscape begin?

Woken each night by the sounds of screams and twisting metal, Lauren must relive the panic and fear of discovering her brother’s broken body on the asphalt. But each morning, she finds it’s only a dream… One she doesn’t want to keep having.

At what point does a dream become a nightmare, and what if the nightmare was more than a figment of her subconscious?

Amazon linkhttp://mybook.to/BentMetal

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BrentAbell_TheTestimonyOfHJPembooke_FinalFrontCoverIt’s the turn of the 20th century in Baltimore, MD, and as the gas lamps burn brightly, madness lurks in the shadows…

When school teacher, Melisa Jameson, mysteriously disappears, famed detective H.J. Pembrooke is called in to investigate. As he sits before the local Constable to give his testimony concerning the events that transpired, what unravels is a twisting account of transcending love, loss, and insanity that intertwines to deepen the mystery of Melisa’s disappearance.

What happened to her on that fateful day and why is Melisa so familiar to our detective? Delve into The Testimony of H.J. Pembrooke to find out where fact ends and the lines of reality begin to blur…

Amazon link: http://mybook.to/TestimonyPembrooke

Collect them all!!

Release: THE TESTIMONY OF H.J. PEMBROOKE by Brent Abell

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It’s the turn of the 20th century in Baltimore, MD, and as the gas lamps burn brightly, madness lurks in the shadows…

When school teacher, Melisa Jameson, mysteriously disappears, famed detective H.J. Pembrooke is called in to investigate. As he sits before the local Constable to give his testimony concerning the events that transpired, what unravels is a twisting account of transcending love, loss, and insanity that intertwines to deepen the mystery of Melisa’s disappearance.

What happened to her on that fateful day and why is Melisa so familiar to our detective? Delve into The Testimony of H.J. Pembrooke to find out where fact ends and the lines of reality begin to blur…

Available for purchase Amazon or if you are an Amazon Prime Member or a Kindle Unlimited Subscriber, you can borrow it for free!

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